A wide selection of readers’ photographs were sent to Fishing News in 2019 for inclusion in this occasional feature.

The high quality of the images received made selecting the six shortlisted photographs displayed here particularly challenging for the Fishing News team.

But by common consensus, the overall winner is ‘The end of an era – beamers crossing Torbay on the final leg of the last Brixham Trawler Race’, taken by Jenny Quinell-Scott, who will receive a cheque for £100. Thanks to all the readers who sent in their photographs, and please keep them coming during 2020.

The end of an era – beamers crossing Torbay on the final leg of the last Brixham Trawler Race. (Jenny Quinell-Scott)

WINNER: The end of an era – beamers crossing Torbay on the final leg of the last Brixham Trawler Race. (Jenny Quinell-Scott)

Four-year-old Rio Beavers filling needles in Boris Nets’ loft at Fleetwood. (Shaun Doran)

Four-year-old Rio Beavers filling needles in Boris Nets’ loft at Fleetwood. (Shaun Doran)

 

The Spanish longliner Vera heading west round the Butt of Lewis in a freshening westerly. (Gordon Macrae)

The Spanish longliner Vera heading west round the Butt of Lewis in a freshening westerly. (Gordon Macrae)

 

Margaret of Ladram leaving Brixham in poor weather. (Alan Letcher)

Margaret of Ladram leaving Brixham in poor weather. (Alan Letcher)

 

Sea Breeze HL 7 passing the Headland to land prawns at Hartlepool. (Tom Collins)

Sea Breeze HL 7 passing the Headland to land prawns at Hartlepool. (Tom Collins)